Anti-war protestors interrupt Micheál Martin and Louise Richardson’s opening of security forum

Protestors, bearing a red banner with the slogan ‘Nato Wars, Millions Dead’ criticised the membership of the panels

Martin said he was “confident that as a country we can have and we should have a respectful and informed debate from which we can all learn. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Anti-war protestors interrupted a speech by the Tanaiste, Michael Martin, and the chair of the panel, Louise Richardson, at the government’s Consultative Forum on International Security Policy, with both criticising the protestors for shutting down free speech.

The forum has been the subject of controversy since President Michael D Higgins gave an exclusive interview to the Business Post criticising the composition of the panel and suggested that Ireland is in a dangerous period of “drift” ...